Back­packer kill sus­pect charged

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

A MAN was ar­rested and charged last night af­ter the fa­tal stab­bing of a Ger­man back­packer.

Po­lice ar­rested the 33-yearold at his home in Lock­rose, west of Bris­bane, yes­ter­day morn­ing and held him for ques­tion­ing overnight.

The ar­rest fol­lowed an in­tense man­hunt by po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a 30year-old male tourist who was re­peat­edly stabbed in the ab­domen and back in an ap­par­ent ran­dom rage-fu­elled at­tack on Mil­ton Rd, Bris­bane, about 4am on Fri­day.

Po­lice said the Ger­man tourist and a friend had been walk­ing across the road when they be­came in­volved in an an­gry al­ter­ca­tion with a man and woman in a car.

The man, be­lieved to be the driver of the car, then al­legedly pro­duced a knife and stabbed the vic­tim be­fore flee­ing.

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